Category Archives: Volunteers

Crown Hill Neighborhood Association Seeking Legal Assistance

Do you love Crown Hill?  Are you a lawyer?  Ever wondered how you could make a difference, but aren’t able to make a big commitment? Well, we have a great opportunity for you. CHNA is seeking a volunteer legal advisor.  We envision that this position will require a commitment of fewer than 15 hours per year, to simply review the occasional corporate document.  Please let us know if you are interested in helping out:

Playscape Install, Crown Hill Center

Date for the playscape install is the weekend of July 10 and 11.  We’ll need at least 25 volunteers that weekend so please mark your calendar for helping out, then contact Small Faces to let them know you will be coming.  The $17,000 grant the project received from the City is a matching system.  All volunteer hours will contribute to making the $17K match.

Food, tools and  child care provided.  No experience necessary!  Contact Johnny at

Crown Hill Center Playground
9250 14th Ave NW
East Side of Building
Enter from NW 95th

July 10-11
9AM – 4PM

Read about the new plans here, then save the date for a playful building experience!

Earth Day event in our neighborhood

Crown Hill neighbors are urged to join the Earth Day event on April 17 in our neighborhood. Carkeek Park is setting up teams that will fan out on our streets surrounding the park and do three things: (1) stencil on storm drains the caution about dumping waste, (2) distribute one-page flyers to homes regarding pet waste, and (3) pick up trash along roadways and in public spaces.

What’s up with stenciling drains? There are over 100 storm drains in the Piper’s Creek watershed that send stormwater through the Park and into Puget Sound. Runoff from roads and gutters contributes lots of gunk to Puget Sound every year. Studies show that marking storm drains with the message “Dump No Waste, Drains to Stream” doubles community awareness.

Come to the Park’s Environmental Education Center at 8:30 a.m. to get matched up with a 3-5 person team, pick up supplies, and get your assignment of streets to cover. Just a few hours of work, then an Earth Day celebration with pizza at noon.  Bring work gloves and remember to dress for all sorts of weather.

It is helpful if you register in advance by calling 386-9154 to help Park staff figure appropriate numbers of stencils, trash bags, etc.